Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Amazing Lights - Amazing Grace

Kurt sent this to me today... so cool! I can't imagine living in this house, though, with the music and lights continually going outside. I think I would lose my mind!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Town at BG next year!

I got a "Christmas Card" from Busch Gardens this year, since we are season pass holders, and it mentioned "Christmas Town" arriving December 2009. So... I looked it up online, and sure enough, they are going to transform BG into a Winter Wonderland and open up in December! With Santa! And everything! I LOVE IT!

Here is some information.

and Here is the official site.

For My Sweet Hubby

This is one of his favorite movie clips, just in case he needs a giggle today... :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

In the true spirit of Over-Indulgence...

...we decided to make icing-m&m-redhot-sprinkle cookies, aka Gingerbread Men.

Surprisingly, this activity actually captured the kids attention throughout the entire process, and they even enjoyed decorating more than one cookie a piece! Usually, they make it through one, and they they are off wrestling and racing each other to see who will hold the "I can race fastest and knock the most things over the most" house award. Today, the winner is Seth. But that's another post.

We all enjoyed the cookie-making festivities tonight.

Brody and Seth used as many high calorie candy pieces accessories as they could on their cookies. In fact, just looking at a few of them makes my blood sugar levels rise.

Daddy was quite the proficient decorator, as displayed here with his "Ginger UniBrow Comb-Over Man".

And we parents got quite a laugh at comparing the kids cookies to our own. Can you guess whose is whose between the two below?

The boys are quite proud, as they should be.


I KNOW! I know, I know, I know!

I know that I am SO in the doghouse with so many of you!!! I can't even remember how many people are actually upset with me because I haven't blogged. :o

So, here I am. And now that I am back, I have a quandary. I have been away so long, and so much has happened, that I am not sure even where to start!

I think I will just move forward from here, and if I go back every now and then to do a post on times gone by, you can just enjoy the flashback with me!

We are in the thick of the Christmas season. Lovin' it.

I have a new job, yay, which is only 20 hours a week, from home, doing web/graphic design, and I LOVE it! I missed the design work. I am starting up a design blog with some of my work, and I will let you know when I post to it so you can see what I have been up to.

The kids are great. We usually deal with some sort of sugar-shock daily, what with all the cookie gifts, candy canes attached to cards, and all the yummies that keep making their way into our house. But hey, at least we get a good nap out them when they crash!

I hope everyone is doing well, and I will be looking back through my photos from the past few weeks and be sure to update you on the Akers Antics!

Enjoy the holiday season!!!